Chicago suburbs slammed by winter snowstorm

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The Chicago suburbs got slammed by an overnight snowstorm.

Highways and local streets were left snow-covered and treacherous.

Multiple spin-out accidents were reported in communities like Joliet, Channahon, Crest Hill, Shorewood and Bolingbrook -- to name a few.

Many suburban school systems chose to close for the day; so did Chicago Public Schools.

And many government offices, including Illinois Secretary of State offices, closed their doors for the day.

As a result, expressway travel times, which could have been nightmarish, were actually shorter than normal for the morning rush.